Sleep Apnea Auburn, ME
Dr. Emily Burns at Riverview Dental Associates in Auburn, ME is pleased to offer sleep apnea relief and oral appliance therapy. If you suffer from a sleeping disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea, working with a sleep dentistry provider could eliminate the need for a bulky CPAP machine.
How Oral Sleep Appliances Work
Dental sleep apnea treatments in Auburn, Maine use a specially fitted oral appliance to naturally open your upper airway (near the back of your throat.) Since obstructive apnea is typically due to blockage caused by soft tissues—such as your tongue, tonsils, and soft palate—preventing that blockage is key.
When you wear an oral sleep appliance, it gently positions your lower jaw in a way that prevents the tongue from slipping backward against your airway. Creating more space at the back of your mouth thus improves airflow, improving oxygen intake while you sleep.